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Fox, Dominion reach $787M settlement over election claims

Fox and Dominion Voting Systems have reached a $787 million settlement in the voting machine company’s defamation lawsuit. The agreement averts a trial in a case that exposed how the top-rated network chased viewers by promoting lies about the 2020 presidential election.

Medicare’s hospice experiment: Putting private insurers in charge

Hospice doctor Bethany Snider sees the writing on the wall: “The hospice care we’ve known and loved won’t be the same 10 years from now.” Hosparus Health, the Louisville-based hospice agency where Snider serves as chief medical officer, is one of more than 100 provider organizations partnering with some of the country’s largest health insurers […]

Survivor service centers in crisis, leaders ask community for help

Officials from three survivor service agencies gathered Monday to ask the community for help before a decrease in federal funds forces them into a reduction of therapy services. Leaders from Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services (RACES), Champaign County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), announced their Survivor Service Fund […]

217 Today: Farmers, environmentalists oppose carbon dioxide pipeline proposals

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Today’s headlines: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones is condemning dozens of racist messages sent to a Black student group.  A pop-up shop in Champaign is offering free dresses and other formal wear for prom season. In 2022, there were 32 indicated child deaths from abuse and neglect in central […]